20 terms

AP English Vocab Unit 1

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ameliorate
become better; make better; improve
conserve
keep from waste, loss, or decay; save
detriment
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage
exotic
introduced from another country; foreign
folly
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
formerly
in an earlier period; previously
harmony
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility
ignore
refuse to take notice of; disregard
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hinderance; obstacle
indolent
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle
intact
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
invalid
not valid (binding by law); having no force or effect; void
noncarcinogenic
not producing; or tending to produce, cancer
parsimonious
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy
raze
destroy utterly by tearing down, demolish; level to the ground
reticent
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative
retire
1. withdraw from active duty or business 2. go to bed
retort
answer; reply sharply or angrily
subvert
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
tractable
easily taught, led, or controlled; yielding; docile